“Rich kids of Tehran” describe their hedonistic activities on Instagram !!

Social media has changed Iran, and post-revolutionary Iranian youth have used this medium to show the powerlessness of the Islamic Republic and its rulers to impose their version of “Islamic” behavior on them.  As this article explains,  the rich kids of Iran use social media to document “the lives of the sons and daughters of an elite class of Iranians, Tehran’s one-percenters. They live in a country that until recently was stereotyped in the media as a place ruled by mullahs and populated by Muslim extremists, where women don black chadors and people chant “Death to America” 365 days a year. The list of stereotypes was never-ending until stories of sex, drugs and alcohol among the country’s elite came to light — some now call it the “Erotic Republic” of Iran.

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